Fire Damage Repair
When a fire occurs in your home or business, contact a Savannah GA fire restoration company for assistance right away to prevent secondary damage from moisture, mold and mildew. A fire in a building leads to multiple types of damage that may require expert remediation from technicians with specialized training. Hiring a company that has Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification training is essential to having the best fire-damage repair techs taking care of you.
One of the first services that you might require is a board up to prevent theft or vandalism through broken windows and doorways. If there is a hole in the roof, then a team of technicians can cover it with a waterproof tarp to prevent additional moisture damage.
Trained Technicians Will Begin Efficient Smoke and Fire Damage Repair
After firefighters leave a building, there are several types of damage that require remediation, including removal of smoke, soot and moisture. In order to extinguish a fire, the firefighters spray gallons of pressurized water on surfaces to cool them and prevent further combustion. In addition, fire sprinklers may automatically douse flames. This moisture mixes with burned materials and soot to create a mess that requires efficient cleaning to avoid slip and fall injuries among other hazards. However, before the remediation team can begin working, they must use industrial-strength fans to suction the smoke from the building in order to have breathable air. After that has been done, the fire restoration process can begin.
Fast Removal of Smoke Odor Can Prevent Secondary Damage
Removing smoke from a building quickly helps to keep the odor from permeating its drywall and insulation to avoid a complete tear down of the interior structures. By using a portable ozone or air purifier machine, the technicians can remove smoke from the air to make it easier to breathe. Until the air in a building is fresher, a technician will wear respiratory equipment to avoid lung contamination. Suctioning the smoke from a building after a fire will remove most of the odor that can destroy carpets, wood flooring and kitchen cabinets. In some cases, technicians also apply deodorizers that contain chemicals that will eliminate mildew organisms.
Off-site Content Cleaning
In addition to sanitizing a building’s structures, you will want to have the contents cleaned to remove moisture, odor and soot. When there is a serious fire in a building, a lot of the contents will have too much damage to repair the items. However, it is often possible to suction the moisture and soot from wall-to-wall carpeting, wood paneling and bathroom cabinets. These are expensive items that most homeowners want to save to avoid a major expense. Our technicians will determine if other items such as upholstered furniture, mattresses and draperies are salvageable, and these items are removed from the building for drying and cleaning.
Have Your Possessions Stored in a Climate-controlled Storage Facility
In order to clean and repair a fire-damaged building, we can move your possessions to a warehouse. Climate-controlled storage is suitable for a home’s furniture, appliances and electronics, or for a business’s products and furnishings. Your possessions are packed and transported to a nearby storage facility that is locked and secure. Items that require repair are taken to the proper off-site location for drying and cleaning until your commercial or residential property is restored to its previous condition.
Providing Documentation for Insurance Companies
When you contact a fire restoration Savannah Ga., company, the office employees know that you are concerned about the cost of remediation. Fortunately, your property insurance may cover all or part of the cost of fire-damage remediation services. In order to receive reimbursement for a board up, smoke removal and cleaning process, our technicians will document all the damage along with the required repairs by taking photographs or videos. In addition, we can provide a list of the various expenses for different services to satisfy your insurance company.